Plant Care Umbrella Tree

Umbrella Tree

Also known as

Mallet Flower, Mallet Flower and Schefflera pueckleri


Tupidanthus calyptratus

How to care for Umbrella Tree

💦 Water

How often to water your Umbrella Tree

Water needs for Umbrella Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Umbrella Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Umbrella Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Mallet Flower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Umbrella Tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Umbrella Tree may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Umbrella Tree in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Umbrella Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Umbrella Tree: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Umbrella Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Umbrella Tree

Umbrella Tree

Umbrella Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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